Honda Center -- Anaheim, CA
TV: MSG Plus Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
[sny-box]The Least You Should Know About the Ducks... The Ducks are down two goaltenders. Anaheim's Frederik Andersen and Jason LaBarbera are both out with injury. The team recalled Igor Bobkov to be their backup... The Ducks were the first team in the NHL to reach double digit victories after they defeated the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday... Anaheim is 4-1-0 this season at the Honda Center.[/sny-box]
The Islanders will look to end a three-game losing streak in Southern California as they get set to play the Anaheim Ducks.
New York has come down from their hot 4-0-0 start to this season. The Islanders have gone 2-5-0 in the seven games since then, including losing the first two games of this west coast road trip. The Isles are coming off a 3-1 loss to San Jose on Saturday, despite playing one of their best games this season.
The team is not down on themselves, however, even though they have hit their first rough patch of the season.
"It's just not an option for this team right now," Kyle Okposo told Newsday. "We're not the same team we've been. We're not fragile."
The problems pestering the Islanders so far have been the same though. The team's penalty kill is dead last in the NHL at the moment the power play unit has cooled off after a hot start.
The Islanders also entering a meeting on Wednesday night against an opponent who has defeated them in the last three games between the two clubs. The Ducks have also won four straight games against the Isles at the Honda Center.
Jack Capuano will likely call upon Jaroslav Halak to guard the net once again. Halal made 28 saves on 31 shots in his start on Saturday against the Sharks and recorded a .903 save percentage. Capuano also mixed up the lines in practice during the three-day break the Islanders had.
Lines at #Isles practice today: Kulemin-Tavares-Okposo, Lee-Nielsen-Grabovski, Conacher-Nelson-Clutterbuck, Martin/Boulton-Cizikas-Strome.Some variation of those lines could be seen in Wednesday's game in Anaheim.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) November 3, 2014